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Now into the thawing months, Vancouver Island is awakening to spring and all that comes with it: returning wildlife, new festivals, and classic events.

In this edition of Island Moments, we share the raw and the cultured, the wild and the refined. We invite you to dive into lesser known facts around some of the species who call the Island home, and to start tuning your ear to the music festivals taking place throughout the season.

October - November 2017

Immerse in First Nations Culture
READ TIME: 5 mins  |  June - July 2017
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While Vancouver Island’s stunning natural beauty may be the first image conjured in the minds of dreaming vacation planners, the cultural experiences are equally alluring. And for the three First Nations on Vancouver Island—Kwakwaka’wakw, who speak Kwak’wala, the Nuučaan̓uɫ, who thrive all along the mountains and sea, and the Coast Salish—as well as for the tribes within each nation, the land and the stories of their cultures are intrinsically intertwined. These nations have been stewards of the area for thousands of years: the oldest known site of human habitation on Vancouver Island (circa 5850 BCE) was located in Bear Cove within the District of Port Hardy.

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Hitting Vancouver Island's Greens
READ TIME: 3 mins  |  June - July 2017
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If there’s one thing you should know about golfing on Vancouver Island, it’s that you can do it all year round. And whether you’re touring cultural experiences, heading out on a kayaking expedition, or camping your way across the Island, you’re always within a stone’s throw of a course, every which one is graced with a green Pacific Northwest backdrop. Avid Vancouver Island golf fans will be the first to laud the variety of courses too, which range from municipal courses to premiere golf experiences.

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